This Leather mid-rise version of Lems Boulder Boots has the lightweight outsole, wide toe box, and zero-drop sole of the original, but now, are even easier to throw in your backpack before hitting the road.
These are also the first pair they've used cork in. By adding an ultra-thin 0.8mm cork top layer on the insole, your foot will be feeling the benefits of natural coolness and comfort, with or without socks. Cork also molds to your foot giving you the ultimate perfect fit, and it's a very sustainable material.
Waterproofing: Leather is naturally water resistant
Like the Original, the Boulder Boot Mid is a stylish unisex boot that hasall of the minimal featuresyou’ve been searching for, all while promoting natural foot shape and inviting you to practice natural movement patterns and skills with freedom of movement.
They weigh in at avery light 8oz boot (size 10M/11.5W!)that can pack down into the smallest of daypacks or carry you on the farthest of journeys.
The mid rise designallows for your ankle to move uninhibited by material.
The boat shoe-style seam on top of the Boulder Bootdisguises the boots' actual width, making their generous width more attractive.
They are very durable and have a slightly longer break-in time than some of our casual shoes, that is to say, they arecomfy from the get-go but they will mold to your feet and the way you use them over time.Compared to the Original, the break in period will be the same time but should be more comfortable around the ankle. About 15% of folks who try on the Original Boulder Boot find that its shape rubs their ankles, so you can avoid that by choosing the Mid.
If you're new to minimal footwear, the Boulder Boot Mid is a great option as the thicker stack height will be more forgiving as your feet and body adjust to zero drop, the option to toe splay, and getting mild feedback from your walking surfaces.
Thetraction on the Boulder Boot Mid is milderthan some other trail models, but we believe our customers capable of using discernment over what types of environments they feel ready to explore in any footwear they buy from us.
In terms of care, we recommend wiping road salt off frequently (with a mild vinegar and water solution if needed) and applying a leather conditioner as needed. Since these come treated with an oil based conditioner, ask for something similar when looking for a conditioning treatment.
We recommend buying ahalf-size larger than usual.
The Leather upperswill stretch a littleover time. Expect them to stretch out up to half a size over a year or two.
Theunisex sizingmeans that the same pair of boots will be labelled as BOTH men's 8 and women's 9.5, for example.
Boulder Boots and other Lems models made on theNatural-Shape lastare very wide in the toebox and taper towards the heel. Most of our customers find they can wear Correct Toes inside their Boulder Boots.
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